In this month’s (October) issue of Dujour Magazine, NBA star Paul Pierce opened
up about fatherhood, trash-talking and why his new team the Brooklyn Nets are about to run New York.
Here are few excerpts below of Pierce speaking on fatherhood:
DJ: Is it intimidating moving to a new team after having been in Boston for 15 years?
PP: It wasn’t as intimidating for me personally; it’s just more about making the adjustment with the family. I was scared for them. Like, where are we going live, where are the kids going go to school, how are they going to adjust? But that’s behind us now.
DJ: You have two girls and a 5-month old son, Prince—do you think he’ll follow in your footsteps?
PP: I can’t ask him to try to be like his dad. Whatever his path is going be, it will be. And I just want to put all the best opportunities out there for him.
DJ: What about your daughters—are they into sports?
PP: They’re 5 and 2, and definitely girly girls. I try to get them to stop handing Prince their play dolls, because he’s part of the man group now. We need to get him some GI Joes.
DJ: What’s the best part about fatherhood?
PP: They don’t care about Daddy playing basketball—they don’t care about Daddy having a bad game. When I come home, it’s all hugs and kisses. Before I had kids, I’d be down for a couple days after a bad game. But now if I have a bad game, I go home and the kids don’t care. They’re just smiling and want to come hug me and they’re happy that I’m home. I love it.
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